the haunted ballroom

lets put the bed sheets over our heads
we’ll be spooky ghosts together in our beds
in our beds

lets put the bed sheets over our heads
we’ll be spooky ghosts together in our beds
in our beds

we can glide over the oceans
we can hover across the clouds
where ghosts arent allowed

we can kiss under the stars
and we can kiss on planet mars
in our heads
in our heads

and i glance over at you
i can see right through you
cause youre a ghost
a spooky ghost

and you glance over at me
you can see right through me
cause im a ghost
a spooky ghost

as ghosts we dont sleep
but that doesnt mean that we cant
pretend
and lie around

we’re in a ghost romance
so lets haunt the ballroom dance
come on lets take a chance

you can be a ghost with no legs
you can be a ghost with no arms
you can be a ghost with no teeth
you can be a ghost with no head

and ill love you
and ill love you
it doesnt matter
cause nothing matters

and ill love you
and ill love you
forever forever
forever forever

lets put the bed sheets over our heads
we’ll be spooky ghosts together in our beds
in our beds

lets take the bed sheets off of our heads
lets fall back together in our bed
and kiss each other
like humans.

Made with SoundCloud
FREE Hidden Mickeys checklist for Disneyland - Anaheim. Please print it out and take the Hidden Mickey list with you to the park! [Last update JANUARY 07, 2014]

Parking & Surrounding Areas

[ ] Disneyland Drive (satellite photo or Paradise Pier window to see a giant Mickey)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (U-turn signs)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Daisy level Concrete Mickey 3A-3B)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Daisy level Concrete Mickey 2A, 2 spots away)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Character Celebrate Level Signs - confetti)

Entrance Plaza

[ ] Compass Rose (Classic Mickey Compass Rose, center of esplanade)
[ ] Personalized Bricks (Classic Mickeys inscribed on bricks)
[ ] Benches (Classic Mickey benches are scattered around the entrance plaza)
[ ] Disneyland Kennel Club (Dalmatian spot Hidden Mickey in the office)
[ ] Information Booth (guest information sign features a Classic Mickey)
[ ] Security Check Queue (several of the fun tip signs)
[ ] Ticket Booth (Classic Mickeys top each ticket booth)
[ ] Ticket Booth (each window features a Classic Mickey cutout)
[ ] Ticket Booth (paired Mickey brackets supporting each window counter)
[ ] Street Lamps (gas-style street lamps are topped with Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Sign Post (sign posts bases are covered with Classic Mickey patterns)
[ ] Sign Post (sign posts are topped with Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Tree Guard Rivets (Classic Mickey rivets on iron tree guards)
[ ] Turnstiles (backsides of the turnstiles feature Classic Mickey cutouts)

Main Street, U.S.A.

[ ] Disneyland Railroad (Engine No. 3 - Fred Gurley tender tank stop bracket)
[ ] Disneyland Railroad (Engine No. 5 - Ward Kimball tender tank stop bracket)
[ ] Disneyland Railroad Station (two Mickey flags)
[ ] Disneyland City Hall (Mickey flag above the guided tours building)
[ ] Emporium (Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey in a mural behind a register)
[ ] Main Street Magic Shop (playing card in the Harry Houdini window display)
[ ] 20th Century Music Company (three tamborines)
[ ] Disneyland Casting Agency Door (Classic Mickeys in the door’s design)
[ ] Main Street Cinema (Classic Mickey lights inside the cinema)
[ ] Main Street Market House (Classic Mickey iron wall decor) 
[ ] Main Street Fruit Cart (Classic Mickey under the green iron fruit cart)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Pinocchio Arcade Game console)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Stitch pressed quarter machine, Mickey stamped on machinery)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Antique Scale - Brass Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Main Street Photo Supply Co. (Classic Mickey shaped lens on antique camera)
[ ] Corner Cafe (Classic Mickey planters hanging from the wrought iron marquee)

Fantasyland

[ ] Peter Pan’s Flight (Mickey’s silhouette in the Big Ben clock tower)
[ ] Peter Pan’s Flight (teddy bear paws, 2nd floor window, outer facade)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (Pleasure Island gates in loading zone mural)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (popcorn Mickey in the popcorn machine)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (popcorn Mickey on floor)
[ ] Pinoccio’s Daring Adventure (Classic Mickey tops the ship case)
[ ] Snow White’s Scary Adventures (Loading Zone - 3 trees in mural)
[ ] Snow White’s Scary Adventures (three red gems in the jewel barrel)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Toad statue in queue, left eye Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (faux pink stained glass Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Eaves seen from queue, red berry Mickey)
[ ] King Arthur’s Carousel (three jewel Hidden Mickeys on Jingles)
[ ] Pixie Hollow (Faeries Welcome sign - Hidden Mickey on the post)
[ ] Matterhorn (tiny black Mickey, red & white key crest, along queue)
[ ] Matterhorn (Occasionally - Wells Expedition Rope Loop Mickey)
[ ] Alice in Wonderland (painting the roses red paint splatter Mickey)
[ ] Alice in Wonderland (picture frame in White Rabbit’s house)
[ ] Casey Jr. Circus Train (gauges on locomotive control panel Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Village Haus Restaurant (painted stern of a wooden model ship)
[ ] Village Haus Restaurant (Stained Glass Window - Pinocchio)
[ ] Storybook Land (Flora - painted on port side)
[ ] Storybook Land (Snow White - painted on aft side of the deck house)
[ ] U.S. Mail Box (between drawbridge & Peter Pan’s Flight)
[ ] It’s a Small World (three control towers in the loading area)
[ ] It’s a Small World (holiday season - Hidden Mickey on santa hat on clock face)
[ ] It’s a Small World (holiday season - holly berry Hidden Mickey towards end)
[ ] It’s a Small World Light Show (holiday season - Hidden Mickey below clock face)
[ ] Water Tower (behind the train station, Mickey Mouse logo on water tower)

Tomorrowland

[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (planet Ska-densii)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (Green Planet - green swirl Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (Mickey on orange Scrabble tiles in first room)
[ ] Star Tours (Flight Attendant’s Mickey hairdo)
[ ] Star Tours (Ewok with a Mickey Mouse plush in the safety video)
[ ] Star Traders (Star Wars inspired Classic Mickey in display window)
[ ] Star Traders (three flying saucers inside the shop)
[ ] Space Mountain (speakers in the coaster cars form a Classic mickey)
[ ] Space Mountain (Command Center shielding)
[ ] Space Mountain (Hidden Mickey craters on the floating asteroid)
[ ] Pizza Port (Mickey molecules on the Adventure Thru Inner Space poster)
[ ] Innoventions: Entrance (Classic Mickeys above the doors)
[ ] Innoventions: Entrance (Partial Hidden Mickey on the double doors)
[ ] Innoventions: Tom Morrow (Mickey shoelaces & Mickeys in pockets)
[ ] Innoventions (grape Hidden Mickeys in the hallway mural downstairs)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (video window near Dream Home front door)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (Mickey porch railing)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (circle patterned yellow carpet Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (Mickey silhouette book end)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (thank you sign)
[ ] Innoventions monitor camera (Mickey shaped webcams found upstairs)
[ ] Innoventions (artwork in Honda Theatre, Mickey hidden in a green square)
[ ] Innoventions (red glass bead Hidden Mickey, under the glass floor upstairs)
[ ] Tomorrowland Terrace Stage (metalwork Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Autopia (Classic Mickey license plate sticker)
[ ] Autopia (Classic Mickey - Mouse Crossing street sign)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (coral wall in queue, near Monorail elevator exit)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Observation Outpost locker Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Occasionally - Rope Loop Mickey on docks)

Adventureland

[ ] Jungle Cruise (cast iron frying pan Hidden Mickey aboard “Suwannee Lady”)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Mara Temple script - MM)
[ ] Indiana Jones (well cover hieroglyphs Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Eeyore parking sign above the queue in the projection room)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Hidden Mickey shadow on the wall in projection room)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Classic Mickey shadow on the wall in movie room queue)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Mickey Mouse Life Magazine cover in Indy’s office)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Idol of Mara - cleft in upper lip & nostrils Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Bones, the skeleton, wearing personalized Mickey ears)
[ ] Indiana Jones (coiled cobra icon Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (curtain hooks)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (Classic Mickey steel drums)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (steel drum & smaller barrels)

New Orleans Square

[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (shell Mickey in beach scene)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (treasure room treasure chest lock)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Davy Jones projection, barnacle Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (fort wall impact crater)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Mickey decorated armor in the gunfight room)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Exit Corridor - antique lock outside Pieces of Eight)
[ ] Blue Bayou (stained glass Classic Mickey in lobby)
[ ] Club 33 (gold detail Hidden Mickey on cast member vests)
[ ] Jewel of Orleans (Hidden Mickey projected onto the ceiling)
[ ] Court des Anges (look for this secluded area’s sign)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (wallpaper in the haunted art gallery)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Classic Mickey arrangement of plates on ballroom table)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - stained glass holly berries)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - snowdrift in ballroom)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - black plate place setting)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (special star lighting in master bath)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (red Hidden Mickey on carpet)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (blue Hidden Mickey on carpet)

Frontierland

[ ] Golden Horseshoe stage vent (Hidden Mickey on center vent)
[ ] Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (three giant gears Hidden Mickey) 
[ ] S.S. Mark Twain (Classic Mickey ironwork between the smokestacks)
[ ] S.S. Mark Twain River Excursions sign (Hidden Mickey silhouette)
[ ] Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (above the cave entrance, left from the raft)
[ ] Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (Mickey in cement on top of the chimney)
[ ] Rivers of America (Classic Mickey river rocks)
[ ] Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante (wooden post Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo (wooden sink counter, Mickey knot hole)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch House (reigns & bridles feature Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch House (horseshoe Hidden Mickey in the giant horseshoe pile)
[ ] Shooting Exposition (Mickey-shaped cactus)
[ ] Pioneer Mercantile (Mickeys on the various wall lamps inside the gift shop)

Critter Country

[ ] Splash Mountain (height requirement sign, faux wood knot Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Splash Mountain (hand crank gears form a Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Splash Mountain (photo of Mickey Mouse riding Splash Mountain)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Mickey hidden in the wood grain, right side at entrance)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Hidden Mickey on the side of Gopher’s Burrow)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Mickey ears on bookcase behind sleeping Pooh)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (honey splatter Hidden Mickey)
[ ] The Briar Patch Gift Shop (cabbage Mickey hidden on the shelves)

Toontown

[ ] Order of the Mouse Seal (Classic Mickey above Toontown entrance)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (paint bucket swirl Mickey hidden in queue)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (Classic Mickey hidden on hubcap in loading area)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (room with buildings, back of double doors)
[ ] Fireworks Factory (look closely at the rockets protruding from the brick facade)
[ ] Toontown Firehouse (ring the bell and look for the dalmatian puppy in a window)
[ ] Clarabelle’s Frozen Yogurt (Classic Mickey only seen when closed)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Mickey shaped mailbox)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Meet Mickey Sign)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Mickey shaped window on front door)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Classic Mickey welcome mat)
[ ] Mickey’s House (various books feature Hidden Mickeys on their spines)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Surrealist Mickey Artwork)
[ ] Mickey’s House (notepad on Mickey’s desk)
[ ] Mickey’s House (photo of Walt Disney & Mickey)
[ ] Mickey’s House (metronome on Mickey’s piano)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Hidden Mickeys in the player piano sheet music)
[ ] Mickey’s House (One Hidden Donald in the player piano sheet music)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Movie Screen - Hidden Mickey countdown)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Hidden Mickey on paintbrush in Tuxedo Mickey’s photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s House (sheet music Hidden Mickey in Silly Symphony photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s House (starry night Hidden Mickey in Sorcerer’s Apprentice photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s Toontown Car (Hidden Mickey on hubcaps)
[ ] Minnie’s House (orange book on Minnie’s bookcase)
[ ] Minnie’s House (pictures feature Mickey & Minnie)
[ ] Minnie’s House (balls of yarn Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Minnie’s House (Mickey on the front of Minnie’s fridge)
[ ] Minnie’s House (relish inside Minnie’s fridge)
[ ] Cast Member Exit (stone Hidden Mickey on wall)
[ ] Toontown Port Office (Post Office Letter-shaped sign has a Mickey stamp)
[ ] Mickey’s Post Office Box (each character’s box features their silhouette)
[ ] Toontown Lantern (outdoor lamp features a Classic Mickey pattern)
[ ] Toontown Telephone (Hidden Mickey in the canter of the rotary dial)
[ ] Toontown’s Third Little Piggy Bank (Mickey faced coins on sign)
[ ] Gadget’s Go Coaster (Classic Mickey shaped rocks in queue)
[ ] Gadget’s Go Coaster (partially Hidden Mickey on blueprints)
[ ] Toontown Toonhole Cover (manhole cover)
[ ] Mickey’s House (holiday season - Xmas tree with Mickey topper & ornaments)
[ ] Minnie’s House (holiday season - Xmas tree with Minnie topper & ornaments)

Mousellaneous Disneyland Resort

[ ] Long Lost Friends (Pocahontas Backdrop)
[ ] Holiday Season Mickey Popcorn Bucket (Holly Berries on Top Hat)
[ ] Holiday Season Cups (Hidden Mickey Snowflakes)
[ ] Cast Member Service Ring (Mickey’s silhouette adorns these gold service rings)
[ ] Cast Member Keychains (keychains feature Classic Mickey cutouts)
[ ] Disneyland Security Badge (burgundy Classic Mickeys centered on each badge)
[ ] Disneyland Security Logo (Classic Mickey logos found on neckties and patches)

Kiss And Tell

Loosely based on @homeybadger‘s prompt: Draco x reader where at first the reader doesn’t known him because it’s Halloween and everyone’s in costume.

Sorry I didn’t stick to your prompt love! Inspiration is a tricky thing :( I hope you like this one instead!


They say that there are ghosts, lurking deep in the halls of Malfoy Manor. That it’s the only explanation for the pervasive chill in the halls, the fear that grips the notches of your spine and refuses to let go, the colubrine smiles pasted onto portraits that hang imposingly in the halls.

They say that there are ghosts, lurking deep in the halls of Malfoy Manor. And they’re not quite wrong.

___

Draco can’t see her. Can’t quite make his vision adhere to the swarm of masks – Venetian and feathered, lace and bedazzled, all concealing and obscuring and deceiving – that haunt the dimly lit ballroom like the space between his ribs.

“It’s a secret,” he’d told her, invitation anchor-heavy in his hands. “They can’t know who you are.”

A smile had stolen across her mouth at that. Syrup sticky and sunset slow. “A secret,” she’d repeated, words a hymn against the thin skin of his neck. And later, later, later, when his fingers had been in her hair and her dress was little more than a stain on the floor, his mouth had been full of her name.

A secret.

Y/N.

He’s not sure how they became synonymous.

___

He’s with his parents when she finally comes into sight. A ghost drifting lost through a graveyard. Ophelia with sadness heavy songs on her lips and Desdemona with flashing green eyes.

A mask is shrouding the finer parts of her face. And the only way he can discern her from everyone else, really, is the monogrammed handkerchief that’s dangling from her fingertips like a surrender. A victory, he thinks, as his own initials dance into view.

“Draco,” his mother’s saying, voice a lullaby lilt as she rests a hand on his shoulder and gazes into the crowd. “Who is that?”

He wonders what she’d think if she knew the truth.

A secret and a scandal and a shame to the Malfoy name.

He only shrugs, takes six precise steps forward until he’s near enough to see the bruise blossoming at the hollow of her throat, the mascara dusted flutter of her eyes. She’s wearing a necklace he’d given her months before and his tonsils are glued shut as he attempts to say something –

Because this is the crescendo of early morning kisses behind the safety of his bed curtains, platitudes that seem as insignificant as the way that his hands mold to the curve of her waist, moments caught like fireflies in mason jars on sweltering summer nights – hands brushing and mouths smiling and eyes catching. A secret, a secret, a secret.

Her blood is tainted but it churns through his veins never the less.

She’s gotten beneath his skin.

An itch he fathoms he’ll never be able to scratch.

A secret, a secret, a secret.

___

He takes her out to the balcony. They can see the blurred garden lights, the odd flutter of a peacock’s wings caught beneath a strand of moonlight. The mountains are far and the stars are even further. He wonders just how long it would take to reach them.

“We’re alone,” she says and he can’t quite pick apart the tapestry of threads behind what she means.

So he smirks, pulls her close and presses his nose to the slanting side of her jaw until he can’t distinguish her heartbeat from his. They fit together like an equation: x and y and find the missing variable.

Only he can’t decide if the variable is her or him or the alacrity with which they both smother their relationship and shy from the truth. It’s a dangerous thing, with fangs and claws and a blood lust as potent as the bead of sweat trickling down his back as he hikes up her skirt and traces his fingers along the spider web veins in her thighs.

The grandfather clock chimes inside.

He breathes ‘I love you’ with the hour.

___

“I have to go,” she says, gathering up her clothes and sashaying towards the ajar window.

She’s still wearing his necklace, his handkerchief, his bruise.

And it strikes him as inconceivably wrong as she steps into the whisping wind on his balcony and begins her descent down to the dew soft ground – a fairytale told out of order. She’s Rapunzel, but she’s climbing out of the tower and away from her prince charming. Cobblestones grating and happy ending fading and crown tipping, slipping, falling from her head.

Cinderella’s glass slipper shattering when the prince picks it up, holds it to his chest and watches as a lurid red bubbles over the callouses on his hands.

“It’s a secret,” she’d giggled into the seams of his pillowcase.

“Kiss it better” and “We’re alone now” and his name over and over, like it’s a spell that could save her if she only tried hard enough.

There’s a dental record indent on the pale skin of Draco’s forearm, a smear of lipstick along the column of his neck and a dream that drifts through his sheets when he closes his eyes. A promise. A ghost. A secret.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I wanted to ask what it means to be ghostkin, because I really think that I may be ghostkin, but I feel i don't know enough information about what it means to be kin. Could you maybe explain it to me? Thank you for your time! I love your blog c:

Thank you for asking!

What does it mean to be kin? I define it simply as “a person who identifies as non-human at some times and to whatever extent”. There are a lot of different experiences clumped under this one umbrella:

  • Some people feel sincerely, innately that they ought to have been born as <a lizard> and in fact ARE a <lizard> in all but form. They usually don’t know why and acknowledge it’s absurd, and yet the certainty remains.
  • Some people use it as a coping strategy for mental illness, either deliberately (they choose to do it) or they develop it by accident. Ghostkin with depersonalistion, dissociation or derealisation symptoms are fairly common, eg. Some people use otherkin terms to describe their experience with DID.
  • Some people experience it as part of their spirituality: A way of working with a deity, or an animal spirit. A form of shapeshifting. A form of reincarnation. A belief in multiple, parallel worlds. A form of tulpamancy/thoughtform creation. Sometimes it’s a RPG or story character who got out of hand.

And other things I’ve forgotten. My point is, there are overlaps between the otherkin experience with all sorts of things.

So that’s my answer to “what it means to be kin”. You identify as not-a-human at least some of the time - for whatever reason - and that’s a feeling you like enough to want to embrace as part of you.

(Some kin are stricter than others on the “rules” to count as “properly kin”; some sensibly, some in a fashion I find needlessly judgemental and cruel. I define ghostkin very, very widely, because that debate is not worth my time. Other people know themselves and their experiences better than I do, and it’s not for me to say who Is and Isn’t “really kin”.

So you may want to ask this question of others, as not everyone shares my everybodywelcome approach. Frankly, I even welcome in people who think being a ghost sounds like fun or are “making it all up for attention”, as anti-ghostkin people say. Nothing wrong with wanting to be creative, playful, and invite beautiful happy things into your life.)

What about what it means to be ghostkin?

I advise you just test-drive it. Spend a week thinking “I’m a ghostkin!”, and see what happens. Do you feel happier? More complete? If so, keep with it; if not, try something else. When I started looking at otherkin tumblr, I dived in Just For Fun because It Looked Awesome, and soon discovered some very sincere and important things to me. I initially followed rainkin, voidkin,spacekin,glitchkin and ghost, and tried them all out. They’re all similar, all expressing a sort of empty nebulousness; and ghost was the one that stuck. I have, I guess, a “camp” approach to being a ghost. The classic camp where you take frivolous things very seriously, and treat serious ones with fun. There are definitely days where I’m just mucking about with it, but the days it hits and it’s all of who I am.

And how do you work out if you’re a ghost? There are so many different definitions of ghost. Mine is about the screen-flicker at the end of a reel of film, the music of the Haunted Ballroom, lostness, and a loss of care. Yours will be different.

- the Ghost Host